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Thu 21st June 2007

Police 10-7 video of callout for female offender

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 9:35 am

During a domestic argument, you head-butt your partner in the face; breaking their nose and spraying the children with blood.

You would expect the police follow their mandatory arrest policy, lock you up overnight, take out a domestic protection order, and charge you with assault. You might be seen to jail, or depending where you live, a Living Without Violence programme run by men if you are lucky, or one run by feminists if you’re not.

You only see your children at supervised access for the next year or so, at the end of which time it is obvious to everyone that custody should go to the primary caregiver ie: mum. You spend the next decade or so as an indentured servant to IRD Child Support, perhaps seeing your kids a few days a month. Right guys?


Well no, not if you’re a woman…

Video excerpt from Police 10-7, broadcast on NZ TV2 on 22nd May 2007.

To be fair to two of my local policeman, they acted pretty compassionately and used their discretion quite sensibly in my opinion. I was most disturbed at the threat to put the children into CYFS care if Craig made a statement, but I believe it was delivered as a statement of fact rather than an attempt at manipulation. Fortunately, Craig was astute enough to realise that his family problems could easily become exponentially worse, and he made the decision that any sensible father would be compelled to.

Jill doesn’t seem to have been offered any assistance with her violence problem, so presumably it is only a matter of time before the police are visiting her house again.

I also wonder what kind of lessons the two young children involved just learned. I guess as long as nothing get added to the domestic violence statistics everything’s sweet, eh?

Can you imagine the outcry if a video showed police behaviour like this with the genders of the participants reversed?

9 Responses to “Police 10-7 video of callout for female offender”

  1. who are the real terrorists now?

  2. wendy says:

    WOW! That was interesting. This same situation happened to a friend of mine. She had a fight (verbal not physical) with her hubby and rung the cops. The cops asked the hubby to leave, but my friend said to the cops that she would rather leave as she wanted some time out. They have four kids. The cops said to her that it was against policy and the kids could not be left with her hubby. The cops told her if she left the property they would call cyps and have the kids removed! She was very annoyed at this. What crappy PC we have to put up with.

  3. Alastair says:

    I think tat the Video is now available. How about a formal complaint to Howard Broad – followed by publicity, by one of the “Bodies” within our midst. (Union of Fathers etc)

  4. Alastair says:

    That is the Video I saw and commented on on Pauls-News a couple of weeks ago. I’m all for a formal complaint on this one, supported by the anecdotal evidence by Wendy

  5. Scrap_The_CSA says:

    Its the send the kids to CYFPS that I find chilling. Wise man not going there!

    As to Journalisim surely the discrediting of a victims character to make it look as though their actions cause the violence is being pretty blinkered.

    Wheres the outcry from womens refuge that a reality police show has a voice over describing the victim of domestic violence as deserving of it.

    There is no reason to bite someone and draw blood, or to break their nose with a head butt its an assault. Why should an assualt against a male by a female be handled in what appears to be a completely different way than if a women showed these injuries?

    I also notice the policeman’s reluctance to discuss female violence at the end and note his “Hell hath no fury… ” quip.

    Regards

    Scrap

  6. wendy says:

    Yes Scrap, I picked up on the cyfps and the hell hath no fury comments too and thought the same. I would like a copy of this video (not sure if I can copy it from the site). I think a compalint is viable too. I will see my friend on saturday and see if I can get her to do a recording of what happened to her. I might even approach the police here and see what they have to say.

  7. Rob Case says:

    Wendy,

    Put the following link:

    http://menz.org.nz/videos/Police_10-7_TV2_22nd_May_2007.flv

    into the area at the top of your browser (which will currently read “http://menz.org.nz/2007/police-10-7…”)

    and press Enter. The file will then download onto your PC.

  8. Rob Case says:

    or you could just click on the link in my previous post

  9. wendy says:

    Thks Rob.

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